appendage

  • 1 appendage — appendage, appurtenance, accessory, adjunct designate something regarded as additional and at the same time as subsidiary to another object. Appendage implies a certain closeness of attachment or connection yet often stresses the idea of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Appendage — Ap*pend age, n. 1. Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house. [1913 Webster] Modesty is the appendage of sobriety. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) A… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Appendage — (frz. –angdasch), Appendance (frz. –angs), Appendicula, Anhängsel, Zugehör …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 4 appendage — index accession (annexation), addendum, adjoiner, adjunct, allonge, appendix (accession), appendix …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 appendage — (n.) 1640s, from APPEND (Cf. append) + AGE (Cf. age) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 appendage — [n] limb; accessory addendum, addition, adjunct, ancillary, annex, appendix, appurtenance, attachment, auxiliary, extremity, member, projection, protuberance, supplement; concept 835 Ant. body, trunk …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 appendage — ► NOUN ▪ a thing attached to or projecting from something larger or more important …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 appendage — [ə pen′dij] n. 1. anything appended; adjunct 2. any subordinate or external organ or part of a plant or animal, as a branch, tail, or limb …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Appendage — In invertebrate biology, an appendage is an external body part, or natural prolongation, that protrudes from an organism s body (in verterbrate biology, an example would be a vertebrate s limbs). It is a general term that covers any of the… …

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  • 10 appendage — [[t]əpe̱ndɪʤ[/t]] appendages N COUNT: oft N of/to n An appendage is something that is joined to or connected with something larger or more important. [FORMAL] Upon marriage she automatically lost most of her legal rights and became an appendage… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 appendage — n. an appendage to * * * [ə pendɪdʒ] an appendage to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 appendage — UK [əˈpendɪdʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms appendage : singular appendage plural appendages formal something that is joined to something larger or more important, for example a small part of your body such as a hand or foot …

    English dictionary

  • 13 appendage —    the penis    Literally, something attached or hung on:     ... her mean little hand ready to perform its spiritless operation on my equally jaded appendage. (Styron, 1976 it can t have been that jaded) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 14 appendage — noun 1) I am not just an appendage to the family Syn: addition, attachment, adjunct, addendum, appurtenance, accessory 2) a pair of feathery appendages Syn: protuberance, projection; technical process …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 appendage — ap•pend•age [[t]əˈpɛn dɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) anat. a limb or other subsidiary part that diverges from the central or principal structure 2) a person in a subordinate or dependent position 3) an adjunct to something greater: wit as a natural appendage to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 appendage — noun Date: 1647 1. an adjunct to something larger or more important ; appurtenance 2. a usually projecting part of an animal or plant body that is typically smaller and of less functional importance than the main part to which it is attached;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 appendage — any substantial projection form the body. The pectoral and pelvic fins are paired appendages …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 18 appendage — n. [L. ad, to; pendere, to hang] A structure attached or appended to a larger structure, as parts or organs that are attached to the body of various invertebrates …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 19 appendage — appendaged, adj. /euh pen dij/, n. 1. a subordinate part attached to something; an auxiliary part; addition. 2. Anat., Zool. any member of the body diverging from the axial trunk. 3. Bot., Mycol. any subsidiary part superadded to another part. 4 …

    Universalium

  • 20 appendage — noun a) an external body part that projects from the body b) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of any organism Syn: extremity, member, outgrowth, process …

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